What is Black Friday?
Originating across the pond with Ted’s friends in the USA, Black Friday is the biggest shopping event of the year. Kick-starting the festive shopping season, brands all over the world offer discounts and deals both online and in-store.
When is Black Friday 2021?
Black Friday is always the day after Thanksgiving, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. Black Friday 2021 is on Friday 26th November (Cyber Monday is the following Monday, and is a huge day for online shopping).
Why is it called Black Friday?
A popular explanation is that Black Friday is one of the best days for retailers, with profits causing them to move from ‘the red’ into ‘the black’. Another is that the day after Thanksgiving was always a huge day for shopping, and it was nicknamed Black Friday due to the sheer volume of shoppers causing huge traffic jams and over-crowding.
Ted’s Top Tips for Black Friday Survival
Put off by the sale crowds? Shop online from the comfort of your sofa instead – you can even use your mobile.
Already have your eye on something? Add it to your wishlist before the big day so you’re ready to grab it at the drop of a hat.
Don’t leave that basket behind – if you end up with something that’s not quite right, Ted’s returns policy is completely fuss-free.
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